The Racing League reaches another thrilling finale in Southwell on Wednesday, all live on Sky Sports Racing, as defending champions Wales and West take on Ireland for the 2023 title.

8.45 Southwell – Title race set to drop to £100,000

With a £100,000 race prize plus the all-important title at stake in the final competition, the William Hill Epic Value Racing League Race 42 Handicap (8.45), It is no surprise to see a quality group of 12-strong combine for the 12-furlong contest.

Just two points separate defending champions Wales and West (666) from Ireland (664) heading into Southwell and both teams field a strong pairing here.

Valsad It will be Saffie Osborne’s final outing in the competition as she hopes to secure a second successive Racing League jockeys’ title and an additional £20,000 prize.

Roger Charlton’s four-year-old Valsad was narrowly denied at Newbury last month and appears to be treating well after a mark of 87.

Racing League team standings after the fifth round against Wolverhampton

Ireland’s charge is headed by him Star harbourmade his third Racing League appearance this year after scoring well at Chepstow on the second night before picking up more valuable points with a sixth-place finish at Windsor.

the enemy He was quickly taken out by Ian Williams after finishing third in the Old Borough Cup at Haydock on Saturday and completes the Wales & West team.

Meanwhile, another hopeful Ireland Percy Shelley It’s difficult to measure against David O’Meara’s first start but he carries some high standard from France.

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Ireland manager Kevin Blake says his side are “rocking” in the final round of the Racing League, but expects they will need some late drama to beat defending champions Wales and West.

4.10 Uttoxeter – Simply Red for a hat-trick attempt

Jumps fans get the best of a six-race card to enjoy on Wednesday from Uttoxeter, which features a competitive Grade 2 class Campion Electronics Disability Hitch (4.10).

Donald McCain’s hat-trick seeker Simply red She looks the one to beat but needs to prove she can beat favorites Bangor-on-Dee.

The main danger seems to lie with coach James Owen excitedwho narrowly prevailed over this track and distance on his last start and bids to follow with Lily Pinchin making the trip.

The highest weight Prince Escalus Jonjo O’Neill’s side were victorious at Ascot in their penultimate start and need to bounce back from a heavy defeat at Ascot in April.

Always beware of striker Charles Burns from Ireland. In this case it is largely out of shape Boom boom boomwho needs to recover from two poor attempts in Galway.

Jonjo O'Neill glances behind him to check on Prince Escalus.  Competitors are out of sight
Jonjo O’Neill glances back to make sure Prince Escalus’ rivals are out of sight

3.25 Bath – Coronation Cottage returns for more

The afternoon’s local action is completed with seven races from Bath, including a wide-open renewal of the Great rates on for handicap (3.25).

Bottom weight Coronation hut Her rivals will be feared after she scored over the track and distance in fine style at the end of August.

Under curfew He will head the field for Tony Carroll and Jason Watson and return to the turf after finishing third at Wolverhampton on Saturday.

Clive Cox is a light racer Extravagant He drops to the minimum trip after showing improvement at Kempton last month.

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Watch all the racing from Southwell, Uttoxeter and Bath live on Sky Sports Racing on Wednesday 13 September.

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